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Premiership Participant of the Season: Armand, Cipriani, De Klerk, Gibson & Goneva nominated

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Premiership Participant of the Season: Armand, Cipriani, De Klerk, Gibson & Goneva nominated

(Left to proper) Sale’s Faf de Klerk, Wasps’ Danny Cipriani, Northampton’s Jamie Gibson, Exeter’s Don Armand and Newcastle’s Vereniki Goneva

Joint main try-scorer Vereniki Goneva is amongst 5 nominees for the Premiership participant of the season award.

The Newcastle wing has scored 13 instances in 2017-18 to assist the Falcons into the end-of-season play-offs.

Exeter again row Don Armand and Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani additionally make the checklist and can function within the play-offs.

Northampton flanker Jamie Gibson and Sale’s South Africa worldwide scrum-half Faf de Klerk full the shortlist, which was chosen by a panel.

Gibson, 27, and De Klerk are two of simply 4 gamers to have performed in all 22 Premiership video games this season.

Cipriani, 30, has been included in a 34-man England squad for the tour of South Africa in June and can play for Gloucester next term.

Zimbabwe-born Armand, in the meantime, made his England debut final summer season and picked up a second cap of their Six Nations defeat by Eire in March.

The nine-strong panel was made up of Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Sonja McLaughlan (BBC Sport), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Mick Cleary (Telegraph), Stephen Jones (The Occasions), Jonny Fordham (The Solar), Dave Rogers (Getty Pictures) and Chris Jones (BBC Sport), with Paul Morgan (Premiership Rugby’s communications director) as chairman.

The winner, who will succeed Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth, will probably be introduced on the Premiership Rugby Awards on Wednesday.

BBC Sport – Rugby Union
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